Mar. 4, 1999 - 10:00am
Bits & Pieces

  • Sega has signed a deal with Disney to use the animation giant's characters in Japanese arcade machines, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reports. Although the cost of the project is likely to be around 2.5 billion yen, the Disney-related sticker and game machines should recoup that amount and more in their first few years of availability.

  • A Dreamcast BASIC development kit will go on sale this year, at around the same time as the console's recently-announced 1 Gb hard disk, Sega Web reports. This technology will follow in the footsteps of the company's successful Saturn BASIC application, and Sega looks to be encouraging a home-based development community similar to that of PlayStation's Net Yaroze.

  • Sega has announced its intention to open a new 27,000 square foot GameWorks in Indianapolis. The site will open to the public tommorow, March 4th. "Indianapolis is a super-charged town; residents love their racing and they love their sports," said Michael Montgomery, Sega GameWorks chief. "And we think they'll become quick fans of GameWorks Studio Indianapolis, a place where they can feel the rush of being behind the wheel of their own Indy 500 race car or beating the odds playing skeeball or shooting hoops for prizes. We're looking forward to giving Indianapolis a good challenge at the best place to play games."
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